Case Report: A 27-year-old man, employed by a synthetic fiber company, had been exposed to dimethylacetamide, ethylenediamine, and diphenylmethane diisocyanate in a confined space continuously for 4-6 hours per day for 3 days before admission. Hallucinations and delusions were noted at admission; pulmonary edema developed subsequently. The electroencephalogram showed diffuse moderate cortical dysfunction and slow waves at 4-7 Hz, 20-80 μV. Seizures, liver injury, and rhabdomyolysis were noted on the 4th hospital day. The patient was treated by hemoperfusion with a decrease in urine dimethylacetamide from 3265 mg/g to 4 mg/g creatinine over 4 days. Serial urinary dimethylacetamide and electroencephalogram correlated with the clinical condition.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis